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Here follows my most #millenial QP ever. It's weird to me that all the popular ASMR channels quickly seem to drift towards roleplays, talking, and other misc content. I like it when you do the soundy bits; can you please just do the soundy bits more?


I try not to talk about it TOO much, but most of you probably know that I worry about love, dating, relationships, and my lack of success in that arena. So today is...not my favorite. So screw it, all of you nerds are my valentines. Have some Eevee.


More adventures in the Dragon Quest XI casino. I'm so damn confused about this whole Slime Quest thing. Does it even have, you know, mechanics to it? Because it sure seems like a random mess of colors and sounds to me.


I've been on a streak of buying non-fiction books. When you do a PhD you drown in one very specific topic, so I wanted to learn about completely unrelated things too. Today I bought Thing Explainer by XKCD-man. It's so cool!


Piranha Plant first impressions: it’s all about that Down-B. Digging it.


It’s 2AM and I just spent the past hour reliving BattleBots memories. Biohazard was always my favorite; it’s so cleverly designed you basically need a special Biohazard-counter to even stand a chance. The nostalgia is so real right now.


I was about to give up on the casino, and then this happened.


I just had my first class in archery. Was fun! In one hour of teaching I went from literally ending up in the wrong lane to consistently hitting at least the target area complete with one fluke bullseye. Artist's rendering:


I mean if it makes you feel better sure, I just don't think we're really going to get something useful out of it.


My coworker just handed me his spare house key so that I can feed his cat over the weekend. In effect, I have free rein over the house. How should I violate the trust he has put in me in a completely egregious fashion?


Having seen Spider-verse, I have to say this isn't quite doing it for me. The Europe angle seems counter-intuitive to Spidey. Got excited for Sandman, but it's actually "the Elementals" (who I've never heard of) and Mysterio. Final beat is funny though.


I'm looking for new(ish) JRPGs to play. Would you guys recommend Tales of Vesperia to someone who only played Symphonia and thought it was okay? Or Dragon Quest VII to someone who only played VIII and thought it was okay? Others?


2018 was certainly a transformative year for me. In January I still had panic attacks after a horrendous 2017, but over the year I learned a lot about myself, went to do new sports, and even had my first three dates ever. I'm ready to roll out in 2019.


Motherfucker's gonna SUPLEX A TRAIN.


Nintendo, I have two questions. 1) Why do you keep putting Style Savvy music in Smash?; and 2) WHY DO I KEEP LIKING IT SO MUCH?!


I just had a two-hour train trip, so I figured I'd take this time to get My Music in Smash Ultimate set up properly...and I only made it about half-way through the stages. Good lord, this game...


Smash Ultimate music gripe: now that the music is ordered by series rather than by stage, all the one-off songs kind of get the shaft. For example: you can't run The Valedictory Elegy on Gaur Plains anymore, where it belongs. Only on Pictochat and such.


It always fills me with vicarious pride to see Destructoid blurbs pop up on store pages or accolades trailers. Here is Destructoid's score attached to one of the biggest games of the year.


Man, Samus got buff for Ultimate! I dig it.


So I was playing the Katamari Switch demo earlier. I've never played a Katamari game before, and I hate having to ask this, it supposed to be impossible to control?!


One of these things is not like the others; one of these things just doesn’t belong here.


Just came back from my date, and I fumbled my way through telling her I like her. She says she likes me but she's not looking for a relationship right now. She doesn't want any commitment since she's planning to leave in about a year. So that super sucks.


I am become Smash Bro, destroyer of scrubs. Look upon me, filthy casuals, and despair.


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .

I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.

Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:

StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:

and a Spell Card for The Wombat:

Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:

RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:

And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
Radiant Umbrae (ShadeOfLight)
Steam ID:ShadeOfLight


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